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Surcharges at nursing homes proposed

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ST. PAUL -- Senate Democrats suggest adding surcharges on nursing homes and health maintenance organizations to help make up for a $150 million cut to state health programs ordered by legislative leaders.

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A bill unveiled Monday by Sen. Tony Lourey, the Senate health and human services finance chairman, would add an $80 million surcharge on health maintenance organizations and $16 million on nursing homes in the next two years.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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